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The Wind's Twelve Quarters and The Compass Rose
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Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the finest writers of our time. Her books have attracted millions of devoted readers and won many awards, including the National Book Award, the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor. Among her novels, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and the six books of Earthsea have attained undisputed classic status; and her recent series, the Annals of the Western Shore, has won her the PEN Center USA Children's literature award and the Nebula Award for best novel. In 2014 Ursula Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lived in Portland, Oregon, until she passed away in January 2018.Read more at http://sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/le_guin_ursula_k

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One of the most accomplished of contemporary science fiction writers - The New York Times Book ReviewHer worlds have a magic sheen . . . she moulds them into dimensions we can only just sense. She is unique. She is legend. - The TimesA wonderfully mordant analyst of human weakness. The gems in this impressive collection have the same power to disconcert as her best novels.On the strength of The Wind's Twelve Quarters, I would not hesitate to say that the short story is the appropriate medium for her, and one in which few contemporary writers . . . can equal her' - New Scientist

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